German paper pokes fun at England after penalty shootout win

German paper pokes fun at England after penalty shootout win

England finally broke their World Cup penalty shootout jinx last night, beating Colombia to advance to the quarter-finals.

After Jordan Pickford's save, Eric Dier stepped up to take the winning penalty, meaning England had won a World Cup shootout for the very first time.

Needless to say, the English media were full of hope and praise this morning, but one tabloid in Germany decided to poke some fun at the Three Lions.

Bild's reporting of the game led with the headline 'Now they can do it too - England's historic penalty win'.

A screenshot of the Bild’s website (Screenshot)
A screenshot of the Bild’s website (Screenshot)

The headline takes a dig at England's poor record of World Cup penalties compared to the German sides traditional composure in a shootout - Die Mannschaft have a four from four in World Cup penalty shootouts.

The German's, however, will be wishing they were in England's position.

The reigning champions were knocked out in the group stages by South Korea while England will take on Sweden for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

- additional reporting by PA

More on this topic

Qatar World Cup chief surprised by ‘severity’ of criticism of 2022 hostsQatar World Cup chief surprised by ‘severity’ of criticism of 2022 hosts

Paying the penalty: England’s spot-kick miseryPaying the penalty: England’s spot-kick misery

Phil Neville questions USA’s ‘etiquette’ over hotel visitPhil Neville questions USA’s ‘etiquette’ over hotel visit

Neville reveals admiration for ‘world-class’ US star RapinoeNeville reveals admiration for ‘world-class’ US star Rapinoe

More in this Section

Ladies football: Flying high brings new challenges to newly-promoted WaterfordLadies football: Flying high brings new challenges to newly-promoted Waterford

Kerry’s youngest club looking for another big step in CrokerKerry’s youngest club looking for another big step in Croker

Graham adds to Scotland woes after Russell exclusionGraham adds to Scotland woes after Russell exclusion

Achilles injury halts Okunbor's AFL progressAchilles injury halts Okunbor's AFL progress


Lifestyle

IT IS movie award season and Irish designers and their luxury creations were the stars of the silver screen this week.From red carpet to luxe rugs: Ireland's designers get movie-star treatment

Falsies don’t have to be fiddly, says Katie Wright.5 common myths about false lashes

Hiring professional designers to guide you through a home revamp can get you what you want, which doesn’t necessarily have to be what TV home improvement shows tell us, writes Carol O’Callaghan.What a professional interior designer can do for you when planning a home revamp

Kya deLongchamps turns the spotlight on countertop stars to look out for in the last throes of the January sales.Counter culture: Some star kitchen appliance buys

More From The Irish Examiner